Careers Education, Information and Guidance
Guidance as to future pathways are provided by Birkdale High School. On this page, there is information which students may be asked to use and links to website which may be useful to help guide post-16 destinations.College Open Evenings
These are the destinations after Birkdale that most of our pupils choose. On each website you will find details of the different courses they offer; course requirements and general information about the colleges. This is also the best source of advice for up to date information about college open days and other events they host.
It may be worth looking at the following pages for guidance if you are looking to stay local for education and/or a career.
We have a careers adviser to help you make the right choice.
Elaine is in school to offer you help and guidance on all matters related to life after Birkdale High School. This includes:
Where: U15 Careers Base
When: Monday Mornings.
Can't wait? You can email: [email protected]
If you still have no career in mind you may like to look in the ‘job profiles’ section – there are 500 in there for you to choose from! You may want to have a go at the "Skills Explorer". Bear in mind you have your mock interview to think about , your work experience placement and your 6th Form options to make decisions on in the very near future.
The Careers Connect website will give you access to a whole variety of resources for you to explore in your own time.
Many people are now choosing to learn on the job and start earning as soon as possible. An apprenticeship also gives the opportunity to work for qualifications in your chosen field. You might be surprised to find that you can do an apprenticeship from anything from car maintenance to law.
If you are looking for a starting point, this site will give you advice on how you can support your son and the options available for financing his future.
You may be considering applying for university. UCAS is the main site that you will need and explains all the courses available in the country, how to apply and how to finance your studying